Sounder Events Calendar starting October 18, 2016

Tuesday, October 18 2016

The Sounder Events Calendar is updated on Tuesdays.

Listings are $10/wk or get four weeks for $35.

For listings longer than 25 words, extra words are 20 cents each.

To submit: Call 250-247-9337, email or click here.

Upcoming Events

Tues, Oct 18 - Gabriola Commons AGM. @ 3:30 pm. Upstairs in the Commons House.  Partial agenda: Treasurer’s Report, Election of new Trustees.

Tues., Oct. 18 - The Gabriola Advisory Planning Commission will be holding a meeting to discuss the survey results of the Housing Options Review Project. 5:30pm at the Islands Trust Northern Office 700 North Road, Gabriola Island, BC. The public is invited to attend.

Wed., Oct. 19 - Family Storytime at the Library. 10:30-11 am. Favourite stories, songs, and rhymes for wiggly little ones! Best suited for children birth to 5 years. Free, drop in.

Wed., Oct. 19 - Family Movie Night at the Gabriola Library. 5 pm. We’ll be watching The Jungle Book (2016) on the big screen, complete with popcorn. Free, drop in. Everyone welcome.

Thurs., Oct. 20 - Janet Vickers book launch  at the Library. 6 pm. Janet will be reading from her newest book of poetry Infinite Power. Free, drop in. Everyone welcome.

Fri., Oct. 21 - NFB Film: Grassroots in Dry Lands. 11 am. This documentary reveals a unique human-rights-based approach to democratic change taking root in neighbourhoods across Palestine, Israel, and Jordan. Free, drop in at the Gabriola Library.

Sat., Oct 22 - Music and Poetry on Love, 1:00pm at The Roxy, music and recitations by Allannah Dow and Leah Hokanson, hosted by Gabriola Ecumenical Society as part of the year-long theme ‘Fires of Transformation ... and the greatest of these is Love.’  All are welcome.  By donation at the door.

Tuesday, Oct. 25: Library Lego Club 3-4:30 pm. Drop-in free play Lego time. Best suited for children 6 – 12 years.

Wed. & Thurs., Oct. 26 & 27 – Twilight Radio Theatre – Halloween Triple Feature . Old time radio dramas starring Tina Jones, Chris Jans, David Botten and Kathy McIntyre, at the Surf Lodge. 7:30pm. Tix $20- from North Road Sports and the Surf Lodge. For pre-show dinner reservations call 250-247-9231

Sat., Oct. 29th - New Moon Samhain Journeying Circle and New Drum-Making Workshop set for Nov 4/5th - more info + registration @

Sat., Oct. 29 - Gabe Auto Winter Tune Up Event. Fundraiser for PHC.

Sun., Oct. 30 - Halloween Fireworks. Brought to you by the Gabriola Volunteer Fire Department Firefighters’ Association. 7pm. Gabriola Sands (Twin Beaches) Provincial Park. Donations received in the firefighter boots at many Gabriola businesses help cover the cost of the fireworks and are gratefully accepted.

Weekly Events

Wednesdays - Mid-Week Market at the Commons from 2 to 3:30 pm: A convivial place for Gabriola’s farmers to sell produce at its freshest. Check it out!

Compassionate Connections – “A safe place to talk about hard things”.  For anyone dealing with a challenge to their well being.  Professionally moderated, no cost. 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month, 11a.m. Robert’s upstairs.  facebook/compassionateconnectionsgabriola Call Kat at 250-247-7182.

AA meetings. Tuesdays at the Surf Lodge at 8am. Closed meeting for alcoholics only. Fridays at Robert’s Place upstairs at noon (12pm). Sundays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, AA meets at 7pm at the Commons (downstairs). For information contact 250-753-7513.

Narcotics Anonymous Meetings - Every ​Tuesday and Saturday @ 7pm. 675 North Road. ​PHC Building (downstairs of the Commons). For information call or text 250-327-1362.

Caregiver Support group for family and friends of people living with dementia. Third Thursday of the month: 10:30 to noon in the Community Health Centre. For information call Jane Hope, 1-800-462-2833,

Companions through Grief is the last Thursday of the month. 3-5pm. Call Nanaimo Hospice Society at 250-591-8811 fr more information.

Coming later in 2016

Friday, November 11: Remembrance Day Ceremonies on Gabriola. Islanders gather at 10:45am at the Memorial Cairn.

Saturday, December 3 - Gabriola Elementary School PAC Christmas Craft Fair.

Saturday, December 10: Gabriola Gabriola Agricultural Association Christmas Craft Fair. At the Gabriola Island Community Hall on South Road. 10am to 4pm. Email to register a space.

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Annual events can also be booked to be published on the Sounder's popular wall calendar. Please contact for details. Deadline to book to be on the 2017 calendar is November 30, 2016.